Search
  • Russ Newton

My son, Matthew Newton

My son is an interesting cat. He was identified as gifted academically when he was six years old. He proved that out through his sixth grade year in Ohio, bringing home straight A's. Then we moved to Glendale, CA. He showed his objection to the move by flunking the second half of 6th grade. Then I guess he didn't feel we got the point, he flunked 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade before buckling down and getting out of High School with a 1.9 GPA. Somehow (he can explain this part better than I) He managed to get into Cal State Northridge and do a four year degree in three years with a straight A average. Because of his academic excellence, he was offered half a dozen scholarships for graduate school. He ended up going to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. There he mastered in Statistics and minored in Psychology. He left after twos years with an undefended theses. (He can explain that as well, I never understood it) Then started work at Newegg.com for about eight months and then started at Amazon and moved to Seattle. Today he is a manager in the AWS division of Amazon and doing well living in Nashville Tenn with his long time girl friend Julie. (Pictured below)




Matt with Grandma Gehrmann 2014

Matt with Grandma Newton 1990.

Matt with twin second cousins at a Cruckson family reunion 1993.


Matt with Grandpa Newton 2012

Matt with Grandpa Newton 1990



Matt with Grandma and Grandpa Gehrmann 1989.





74 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All

This appeared in today's Washington Post.

Opinion by Liz Cheney May 5, 2021 at 4:05 p.m. CDT Liz Cheney, a Republican, represents Wyoming’s at-large congressional district in the U.S. House. In public statements again this week, former presid